Jerič, Monika
July 2013
Anthropos: Casopis za Psihologijo in Filozofijo ter za Sodelovan;2013, Vol. 45 Issue 3/4, p11
Academic Journal
Often we read about the Sufism being a mystical, esoteric branch of Islam, an approach which results in presenting the mode of knowledge in Sufism either reduced to philosophical investigation with an emphasis on introspection, or in making parallels with other Eastern (or even New Age-ish) spiritual praxes that focus on the enlightenment and the loss of Self. This article, on the contrary, draws attention to Sufic knowledge as integrated in the moral-ethical attitude whose task is to read the acts of God in the world via experiencing the Divine. The door opens for the Sufi to this kind of personally experienced knowledge by heart, a locus of Intellect and Spirit, self engagement and, last but not least, submission.


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